LONDON – A copy of J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel sold at auction Thursday for almost $41,000.

The copy of the hardback first edition of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” published in 1997 and signed “Joanne Rowling” on the back of the title page, was sold to an anonymous private bidder for $40,326 at Christie’s auction house.

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Electric Walcott puts Arsenal in seventh heaven

Evenings do not come much better than this.

As Arsène Wenger savoured the rolling on of his Arsenal juggernaut towards the knockout stages of the Champions League, with a 12th consecutive victory in all competitions, and by a record margin in Europe too, he could also allow himself to lavish praise upon one of his young stars.


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You wait ages for somebody to use common sense, and then suddenly a doctor with a chronic disease, one that actually doesn’t even exist, stands up and says, hey world, here I am. I’m gonna tell you about life on the couch even though there is nothing wrong with ME according to the all knowing medical profession – well actually, do they really know it all???

So let me cheer him on and hope he keeps up his good work and keeps on fighting, because as soon as people say we can measure it all you have to raise your eyebrows.

Simon is a GP living with ME, without making money out of it as his namesake does by shouting from the rooftops how much he knows about this subject. And the harder he shouts, the more I have to think about politicians and others who blow their own trumpets

You can find this GP, or Family Physician at:

Simon Wessely I Know it ALL

Believe me, he is a fresh breath of air in the medical profession so please check him out. Some people even call him a breath of fresh air blowing across the fetid mire that is UK ME politics and a most welcome antidote to Drs Crippen and Rant.

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